Richard, Thank You. I found the Ill. military history for James McCrary, and it's essentially what you wrote. However, I also found that he was a son of Thomas McCrary, III, (1786-1875) who was buried the Gilead Cemetery, Rome Township, Jefferson County, Ill. Thomas McCrary first married Nancy Park in Laurens County, S.C., and they went to Lawrence County, Ala., where James McCrary was born. They had a number of children before Nancy died. Thomas secondly married Mrs. Margaret George Allen, but I'm not sure if in Ala. or Ill. He had more children by her, but I don't know when she died or where she was buried. Andrew McCrary was a full brother to James.